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Nov 3, 2009 7:00pm EST
, tonight's results could reflect how people are feeling about president obama and the democrats now that they're in power or not. they could just be election results after all. the big races tonight are in new jersey and the commonwealth of virginia. and there are others. we begin tonight with our political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd. chuck, the polls have just closed in virginia. a whole bunch of people from washington to richmond and beyond waiting for those results. >> that's right. in our exit poll, we can tell you this, republican bob mcdonell is leading. but we're not ready, it's too early to call this race, but he is leading democrat creigh deeds. now, virginia, as you said, one of a handful of states where there are some elections today, and these are the first ones on president obama's watch. and while there's always a danger, as you pointed out, of reading too much into these local races, the greater danger for both political parties will be reading too little. voters went to the polls today in a handful of states, and even though president oba
NBC
Nov 3, 2009 6:30pm EST
out there, tonight's results could reflect how people are feeling about president obama and the democrats now that they're in power or not. they could just be election results. the big race is tonight in new jersey and virginia, and there are others. we begin tonight with one of those political types. he happens to be our nbc news political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd. hey, chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. well, look, today's election day is the first one on president obama's watch. and while there's always a danger, as you said of reading too much into these local elections, the greater danger for both political parties will be reading too little. voters went to the polls today in a handful of states, and even though president obama wasn't on the ballot, his presence was felt. democrats faced tough odds in virginia, where creigh deeds clings to a hope obama will energize voters. >> that's what we need to do in this race. that's what creigh deeds is committed to. >> reporter: republican bob mcdonell has focused not on the preside
NBC
Nov 15, 2009 6:30pm EST
? >>> plus new outrage over the 9/11 trial in new york. >>> banking on china. president obama's first visit. tonight a new dynamic with the biggest holder of america debt. >>> page by page. sarah palin's new book and questions about what really happened behind the scenes on the campaign trail. >>> and something to croon about. he left his heart in san francisco, but tony bennett is making a difference back in the old nehborhood, in queens. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. we have learned tonight a u.s. government task force is shopping for potential locations here in the united states to house terror suspects from guantanamo bay. illinois officials said today a prison there is among those being considered to house detainees once gitmo is closed, likely sometime next year. all this comes just days after the obama administration announced it would try 9/11 suspects at a federal court here in new york. and that decision sparked a new round of outrage today, from among others the man who was mayor of new york at the time of the attacks. we have two reports s
NBC
Nov 24, 2009 7:00pm EST
from high to higher, depending on where you live. >>> and house party. the obamas have a little dinner planned, and it's the social event of the season. >>> also tonight, working on a dream along highway 50 with tom brokaw. "nbc nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. i'm lester holt. brian williams is back tomorrow. president obama says next week he will announce a strategy to, in his words, finish the job in afghanistan. what began eight years ago as a conventional war to deny al qaeda sanctuary in afghanistan has devolved into a bloody hit and run guerrilla conflict, without a well-defined end game and a growing cost of american lives. the president is expected to lay out his new goals for the war in his new speech next tuesday and it is widely believed he will commit thousands of additional troops to the fight as part of a broad plan to defeat the insurgency. we have the story recovered with reports from washington to kabul. we begin with nbc's savannah guthrie at the white house. savannah? >> reporter: good evening, lester.
NBC
Nov 22, 2009 6:30pm EST
? >> they're going to try that avenue of attack. the obama administration was quick to put distance between itself and that preventative task force recommendation. even though the obama administration has been talking about the use of scientific data to figure out what is wasteful medical care and what isn't. as you heard in that clip a moment ago in the health care bills as they stand now, preventative care would be free without co-insurance or co-payments where under current law a lot of the tests are not covered or have significant co-pays. the obama administration is doing everything they can to keep this out of the debate. >> let's talk about what happened in the senate last night. they get this victory, allowing the health care bill to come up for debate, but the hurdle that lies ahead seems huge with the handful of moderates saying "we're not keen to this public option." do you think the president will sign anything that doesn't include the public option? >> he absolutely will, if that is the only way to get the votes for health care reform. look, the underlying goals the president h
NBC
Nov 7, 2009 6:30pm EST
-americans might now face a backlash as seen on this sign outside ft. hood, president obama in his internet address spoke about the value of diversity in the military. >> there are christians and muslims, jews and hindus, and nonbelievers thp they a er nonbelievers. they reflect the disveversity t make this is america. what they share is a patriotism. >> reporter: in the west bank hasan's uncle said the alleged shooter is a disappointment to his family. >> i'm glad his mother, she's not alive because otherwise i know what she would do. this is not her son. >> reporter: on behalf of hasan's family, his uncle apologized to the people of the united states. and now the white house says that president obama will come here to ft. hood on tuesday for a memorial service. lester? >> mark potter tonight. thank you. one of the wounded is a police officer who muss tered not only her skills but also her courage to put an end to the gunman's rampage. authorities say she was the first to fire on major hasan. nbc's janet shamlian now with a story of sergeant kimberly munley a fearless cop who many
NBC
Nov 16, 2009 7:00pm EST
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Nov 5, 2009 7:00pm EST
reporting and for joining us on "nightly news" tonight. >>> president obama, for his part, spoke about the situation this evening. at an event at the interior department, he said he'd been briefed on what was happening, what he called a horrific outburst of violence. >> these are men and women who have made the selfless and courageous decision to risk and at times give their lives to protect the rest of us on a daily basis. it's difficult enough when we lose these brave americans in battles overseas. it is horrifying that they should come under fire at an army base on american soil. >> the president in washington just not too long ago this evening. he also said the federal government is doing everything in its power to get to the bottom of what happened to make sure that military personnel on base are kept safe. >>> at this hour we are also learning more about this soldier/gunman, the army major. our coverage continues with that aspect of the story. our justice correspondent pete williams has been looking into his background in our washington bureau. pete, what do we know at this
NBC
Nov 18, 2009 6:30pm EST
. >>> one on one with president obama on afghanistan, jobs, and even his weight. >>> double duty. what happened when a single mom, a soldier, refused to go to war? >>> palin country. where people camped out overnight to get her new book. and what sarah palin is now saying about 2012. >>> and easy rider. a motorcycle for a green generation. a motorcycle for a green generation. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. i'm ann curry in for brian williams tonight. he'll be back tomorrow. and we begin with a sudden and surprising development in a story we've been bringing you this week. the latest government guidelines on when women should start getting mammograms to detect breast cancer. two days after an independent panel recommended regular mammograms begin not at age 40 but at age 50, the secretary of health and human services said women should still consider getting mammograms at age 40. we have an interview with secretary sibelius in suft a moment. but first nbc's chief medical editor dr. nancy snyderman sorts through the confusion. >>
NBC
Nov 14, 2009 6:30pm EST
. >>> world stage. president obama on the road as a critical war decision looms. >>> storm surge. more rain, more misery along the east coast as the remains of a powerful storm move on. >>> and cashing in. what would you pay for a piece of notoriety? tonight, tainted loot going for of notoriety? tonight, tainted loot going for a small fortune. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, everyone. it's business in asia for the president as he keeps another eye on afghanistan and where the u.s. should go next. this is day three of the president's eight-day trip to asia that includes a highly anticipated visit to china. after an initial stop in japan, he's attending the 21 nation asia pacific economic summit in singapore. nbc news white house correspondent savannah guthrie is traveling with the president. savannah, good evening. what's on the agenda there? >> reporter: well, there's no question free trade dominates the agenda here, lester, and though the leaders here aren't going to get everything they want from the obama administration, the president wants to make cle
NBC
Nov 6, 2009 6:30pm EST
: this morning president obama said the motive of the attack is still unknown. >> what we do know is that there are families, friends, and an entire nation grieving right now for the valiant men and women who came under attack yesterday. >> reporter: army officials are for now treating the attack as an isolated incident and cautioning against a rush to judgment. >> i do worry slightly about a potential backlash. >> reporter: with 13 dead and over 40 injured, the army hopes the attack won't create deeper wounds within the brotherhood of soldiers. in one of the many sad ironies of this tragedy, the bodies of those who were killed here are making the same solemn journey tonight that america's war dead do. they are being flown, brian, to dover air force base in delaware to a military mortuary, where they will eventually be turned over to their families. >> lester holt starting us off tonight from the main gate there at ft. hood in texas. lester, thanks. >>> and we are learning more tonight about the suspect, major hasan, his personality and his past. our pentagon correspondent jim miklas
NBC
Nov 12, 2009 6:30pm EST
president obama has ordered all government agencies that investigated hasan before the shooting to report what they found. the army says it's still intensively investigating but now has enough evidence to accuse major nidal hasan, an army psychiatrist, with the premeditated murder of the 13 killed at ft. hood. >> we still believe that there was only one gunman at the scene involved in the actual shootings on november 5th. >> reporter: but so far the army says, no idea what the motive was. today's charges formally launch the process leading to a court marshal. a conviction could bring the death penalty but the military appeals system is notoriously slow. >> even in the event that major hasan did face the death penalty and was sentenced, it still would be decades before any sentence was likely to be carried out. >> reporter: the white house revealed today that president obama has ordered all government agencies to report any information they gathered on major hasan before the shooting. the u.s. official says all the fbi has found is his e-mailing with the radical cleric in yemen, anwar al a
NBC
Nov 16, 2009 6:30pm EST
and other problems. >>> overseas now, day two of president obama's trip to china. the most populous nation on earth, arguably the most important nation to the u.s. right now. for the president, the visit has been something of a balancing act thus far. our white house correspondent savannah guthrie traveling with the president at beijing. savannah, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, brian. the president will spend more time here than any other place on this trip, a sign of just how important china has become. in fact, the president put it bluntly here, without china, the world's problems cannot be solved. arriving in beijing monday, the president got a quick welcome. >> good to see you. >> reporter: then it was down to business with chinese president hu jintao. >> i think the world recognizes the importance of the u.s./china relationship. >> reporter: a theme of reengagement, the president tried to set from his first stop in shanghai. >> the notion that we must be adversaries is not predestined. >> reporter: but hosting a town hall of university students hand selected by
NBC
Nov 1, 2009 6:30pm EST
obama's next move. >>> back on the trail. the first big political test of the president in two key states. >>> new clues. what really happened inside the house of horrors in cleland. tonight, we're learning more. >>> and running down a dream. and making history today at the >>> and running down a dream. and making history today at the new york city marathon. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, everyone. the obama administration, which has been engaged in deep soul-searching over the military mission in afghanistan, is embracing a controversial decision that leaving karzai as that nation's president. as expected today the man who opposed karzai for the job in a flawed and disputed election dropped out of the runoff contest. a development that moves the obama administration one step closer to a decision on whether to commit more american troops to a war that grows more difficult by the day. nbc's chief foreign course dents richard engel starts us off tonight with the latest from kabul. >> reporter: in a packed hall at kabul university, abdullah abdullah pulled ou
NBC
Nov 27, 2009 7:00pm EST
, first lady michelle obama had no comment about the the unwanted guests the white house received tuesday night at the obamas' first state dinner. >> mr. and mrs. salahi. >> reporter: a white house official now confirms the president did meet tareq and michaele salahi that night. and nbc news has learned the salahis were interviewed today by investigators from the secret service. in a statement the agency's director said it was "deeply concerned and embarrassed" by the incident. >> welcome to the white house. >> reporter: inside the party the salahis were able to mix and mingle with the political elite, snapping pictures that were later posted on the couple's facebook page, a high-profile addition to their vast online collection of photographs with celebrities. but today the couple's lawyer said the salahis did not crash the party. attorney paul gardner telling nbc news, "my clients were cleared by the white house to be there. more information is forthcoming." republican congressman peter king, who serves on the house homeland security committee, wants a congressional investigation. >> to
NBC
Nov 11, 2009 6:30pm EST
us. that is my promise, our nation's promise to you. >> later, president obama paid the first ever presidential visit to arlington cemetery section 60. that's the newly opened section reserved for veterans of the nation's current dual wars. of course, veterans day took on a different meaning today at ft. hood in texas. a strange day after the shooting that left 13 people dead. it's where we begin tonight with our own mark potter. mark, good evening. >> reporter: and good evening, brian. as sad as this community is, given what happened here, the mood today was much more upbeat as residents celebrated their veterans and current members of the military. >> thank you, guys. thank you. >> reporter: in killeen, texas, the town that supports ft. hood, veterans day is always an important celebration. but this year, because of the tragedy close by, is different. >> i feel like basically we just kind of had another attack, and every time -- even though we support our troops and we always have and we always will, just seems like, you know, it just kind of brings things a little closer to home
NBC
Nov 4, 2009 7:00pm EST
development for the-year-old obama administration. republicans were elected governor last night in two important states. but other than preferring both candidates to the democrats were voters across the country last night trying to say something else? there is evidence of an angry electorate out the. and we begin here tonight with our political director and chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. hey, chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. you know, in the days leading up to this election the white house tried to downplay its significance. but when the results came in, the white house suddenly responded quickly, as if to say message received. more than any other issue the economy was what was in the front of voters' minds yesterday. >> right next door. 38. >> thank you. >> reporter: 85% of virginia voters and 90% of new jersey voters said that they were worried about the direction of the nation's economy. it's what propelled republicans bob mcdonnell and chris christie to their victories in both states. >> everybody is worried about the economy. of course they are.
NBC
Nov 17, 2009 6:30pm EST
. a critical day for president obama in china. >>> high and dry. here in arizona, the all-out effort to preserve something very precious and scarce. >>> attention shoppers, are you being duped? a new warning about deception on the web that can cost you. >>> and tonight's "making a difference" report. a game is teaching young men to tackle tough times on and off the field. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening tonight from phoenix. a generation of american women has grown up believing that turning 40 means getting your first mammogram. suddenly yesterday we all learned that recommendation jumps ahead ten years to the age of 50. and a change that big, that sudden, isn't being taken lightly. women are surprised, they're angry, their skeptical. some are scared they're going to miss something. it's serious business having to do with the number two cancer killer of women in this country. and because no two women are alike, because no two stories are alike, and because so many of us have lost someone in our lives to breast cancer, this has
NBC
Nov 28, 2009 6:30pm EST
washington university. turns out president obama had an inside track on those courtside seats. the oregon state coach is his brother-in-law, the first lady's brother, craig robinson. >>> when "nightly news" continues, one man's creative approach to affordable housing using what others have thrown away. if yoa heart attack caused by a completely blocked artery, another heart attack could be lurking, waiting to strike. a heart attack caused by a clot, one that could be fatal. plavix, taken with other heart medicines goes beyond what other heart medicines do alone to provide greater protection against heart attack or stroke and even death by helping to keep blood platelets from sticking together and forming clots. ask your doctor about plavix, protection that helps save lives. (female announcer) if you have stomach ulcer or other condition that causes bleeding, you should not use plavix. taking plavix alone or with some other medicines including aspirin, tell your doctor before planning surgery or taking aspirin or other medicines with plavix, especially if you've had a stroke. some m
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Nov 30, 2009 6:30pm EST
to find the $30 billion to fund this surge. mr. obama in an nbc interview two weeks ago. >> will this decision end the war? >> this decision will put us on a path towards ending the war. >> reporter: the president's challenge is to reassure the public will end soon while reassuring the world that the u.s. won't leave afghanistan too soon. >> i'm not sure you can square that circle. the real question here is whether his plan will work, and more than that, whether his plan will work fast enough. >> reporter: meanwhile, the president of the president's week is an attempt to demonstrate to the public, who's focused on the growing unemployment problem so he's organizing a daylong job summit for thursday. >> this is a double barrel week. it is the two biggest challenges he's facing, the war in afghanistan and a job situation that just won't go away. >> reporter: brian, beyond selling this war to a skeptical public, he also has to explain how he's going to pay for this war. expect secretaries gates and clinton, when they head to capitol hill on wednesday and thursday, to get an earful f
NBC
Nov 9, 2009 7:00pm EST
president obama will attend a memorial service here tomorrow. officials say that service is an important part of the emotional healing process here. few know the stress of the ft. hood shootings more than private first class amber barr, who was not only wounded in the incident, but also helped a severely injured buddy survive. >> i was like no, you're not going to die. i promise. i promise. i promise you're going to be okay. i promise. i'm going to take care of you. >> reporter: after that trauma, the arrival of her mother at the base was an important comfort. >> don't cry. you're going to make me cry. i'm so proud of you. >> reporter: in the wake of the shootings, the u.s. army is facing hard questions about how it cares for its soldiers emotionally, and about whether there were warning signs that the alleged gunman, major nidal malik hasan, was suffering distress, which could lead to violence. >> there were people who ignored what the responsibilities were as leaders to make sure that people like hasan were identified and removed from the system. >> reporter: today the commander of ft.
NBC
Nov 8, 2009 6:30pm EST
president obama and the first lady. lester. >> janet at ft. hood tonight for us. thank you. >>> when "nightly news" continues this sunday, tom brokaw back in berlin 20 years after the wall came down. an extraordinary look at a day that changed the world. >>> later in a city that's a magnet for tourists, ex-cons get a second chance, and wait until you see what they're doing with it. recipes, careful preparation, that's how marie callender's makes pasta al dente. authentic italian meals with sauce and pasta that's steamed separately in your microwave for the perfect al dente texture. - hi, mom. - buona sera, honey. announcer: perfectly steamed pasta. it's how marie callender's does italian. announcer: perfectly steamed pasta. [ sighs ] whoo-hoo! this hair color is a washout. try nice'n easy with color-blend technology. in 1 step, get a blend of 3 tones. highlights, lowlights, and shine. it makes a fresh, light-filled frame for your pretty face. nice'n easy. your right color. while i was building my friendships, my family, while i was building my life, my high cholesterol was contributi
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Nov 2, 2009 7:00pm EST
trying to distance themselves from karzai, today the white house and president obama reluctantly is trying to put cautious optimism about a new relationship. here's president obama on this relationship and the phone call that he had with president karzai. >> but i emphasized that this has to be a point in time in which we begin to write a new chapter based on improved governance, a much more serious effort to eradicate corruption, joint efforts to accelerate the training of afghan security forces so that the afghan people can provide for their own security. >> reporter: now, with the runoff now off, this means that the president doesn't have a reason for delaying a decision on that afghanistan strategy, but don't expect it in the next week. i'm told that he wants another meeting with the joint chiefs of staff. he would like more military options, and a decision now, brian, might not come until thanksgiving. >> all right, chuck, let's turn domestic while we still have you for a moment. tomorrow night's election night. what are you going to be looking for? and what is that building be
NBC
Nov 13, 2009 6:30pm EST
looking less likely. president obama's human space flight review committee has reported back that nasa's plan of returning to the moon by 2020 is unrealistic, underfunded by at least $3 billion a year. >> the human space flight program that the united states is currently pursuing is one that is on an unsustainable trajectory. >> reporter: the president has yet to decide whether to ask congress for more money and continue with the ares 1 on a return lunar mission. but for many space enthusiasts finding water has only whet the appetite for a return trip to the moon. so where did all this water come from? possibly from comets pounding the moon over and over again. and if that's the truth, then all that water and all that ice might hold secrets to the history of the solar system. in the words of one nasa scientist, "this ain't your father's moon." brian? >> tom costello with a lot of water next to him in washington starting us off on a friday night. tom, thanks. >>> more new numbers on swine flu out tonight from the centers for disease control. flu deaths in children in this country surged l
NBC
Nov 26, 2009 7:00pm EST
-- party crashers. the uninvited couple that slipped through white house security at the obama first state dinner. how could it happen? brian williams saw them. we will hear his account in his own words. >>> thanksgiving, traditions here and home and for troops at home. >>> gold return. you have seen the ads. is this the time to sell your old gold? >>> and a new princess coming to the new screen this weekend and why she's getting so much attention. >>> "nbc nightly news" starts right now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>>ood evening, i'm hoda kotb in for brian williams. we begin with a story that might be considered by some if it didn't involve a breach of security. a couple of reality tv stars crashed the fancy whi house security. they weren't on the guest left but somehow wound on in pictures with vice president biden and chief of staff rahm emanuel and on a facebook page. how did they get? our white house competent savannah guthrie starts our investigation. >> reporter: the white house said this is not normal. they are trying to figure out how this couple got past
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Nov 21, 2009 6:30pm EST
bill will ratically expand abortion and i can't live with that. >> reporter: the obama administration said it urges quick action on the landmark bill prodding the senate to keep on moving with the holidays around the corner. democrats want to start the debate after the thanksgiving break. the president is hoping to have a bill to sign at the end of the year. >> now, the senate plan would require most americanto carry insurance and would also require large firms to pay if it didn't pay. >> two state troopers were injured after a lengthy police chase that started in prince george county and ended in baltimore county. they tried to pull over a vehicle, but they were not able to stop him until he reached the tunnel on i-95. they had to use tire deflation devices. the state troopers were injured when their cars swiped each other during the case. >> it's fortunate more people weren't injured. we know it inconvenienced most riss, but it was a large crash scene. the roadway had to be closed while we cleaned it up. >> the suspect is a 30-year-old man. he's expected to be charged later tonight.
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Nov 10, 2009 6:30pm EST
. >> reporter: president obama told a story about each of the fallen. >> specialist jason hunt -- >> reporter: many from small towns across the country, and he addressed the particular shock by the way they all died. >> they were killed here on american soil in the heart of this great state and the heart of this great american community. this is the fact that makes the tragedy even more painful, even more incomprehensible. >> reporter: when the speeches were done, it was time for another tradition, reverberating across the parade ground. ♪ amazing grace >> reporter: and then the families stepped forward to pay their respects, sons and daughters, husbands and wives and parents, facing the enormity of their loss. and a theme repeated over and over today is that most who died were members of this nation's all-volunteer army, an idea likely to be repeated tomorrow on veterans day. brian? >> awful day today in central texas. mark, thanks. >>> and then there is more into the investigation of u.s. army officer. one of their own accused of this rampage at ft. hood. tonight some membe
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Nov 20, 2009 6:30pm EST
come from states that president obama lost in last year's election. we're talking about mary landrieu of louisiana and blanche lincoln of arkansas. and she's in a tight re-election. earlier today ben nelson of nebraska ended the suspense and said he'd vote yes tomorrow but wouldn't promise to back health care reform in the end. these democrats don't like the public option, where the federal government would set up a system and sell health insurance. and brian, today the capitol hill phone system went out of whack because of too many phone calls. officials suspect the surge was because of this health care bill. brian? >> kelly o'donnell, who'll be working saturday night to cover all of it for us. kelly, thanks. >>> we have an update now on illinois senator roland burris, the democrat appointed by the disgraced ex-governor rod blagojevich to fill president obama's old senate seat. burris was admonished today by the senate ethics committee for being "less than candid with investigators." committee said burris provided information that was incorrect, inconsistent, misleading, or incomplet
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Nov 29, 2009 6:30pm EST
, thanks for that. >>> after a month's long review of his afghanistan policy, president obama is expected on tuesday to announce a new strategy for the war. as he prepares to address the nation, he's under increasing pressure from both republicans and democrats as well as a public growing wary of war. mike joins from the white house tonight. good evening. >> reporter: good evening. on tuesday the president travels to the u.s. military academy at west point where he's expected to announce a new strategy for afghanistan and a troop increase to back it up. tuesday's address on e afghan war may be the president's most anticipated speech yet, but mr. obama's first skirmish may be a political fight with members of his own party. >> i'm very dubious of this whole effort in afghanistan and pakistan. we shouldn't do it in a way to destroy every other initiative we have to rebuild our own economy. >> reporter: citing a lack of confidence in the afghan government and a nearly cost of $1 million per soldier sent in afghanistan in the coming months, democrats express reluctance two days ahead
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Nov 25, 2009 6:30pm EST
say, has the highest inflation rate in the country. >>> we learned today president obama will travel next month to copenhagen for a u.n. conference to address one of the biggest issues face the planet, global warming. until today there were doubts about whether the president would attend this meeting. now, as our chief environmental affairs correspondent anne thompson reports tonight, the president will not only go, he'll make a new promise on behalf of this country. >> reporter: as scientists insist time is running out to combat global warming, news that president obama will attend next month's climate talks revived hopes that copenhagen would produce more than political hot air. >> i think it's terrific that the president is going to copenhagen. it signals to the world that he is serious and the united states is serious about taking a step toward a final binding agreement. >> reporter: in copenhagen the president will propose the united states cut its greenhouse gas emissions in a range of 17% by 2020. >> from the environmental perspective it's not quite enough to get to whe
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Nov 19, 2009 6:30pm EST
president of the federal reserve bank of new york. >> reporter: geithner defended the obama administration's stewardship of the economy. >> if you look at any member of confident in the financial system, it is substantially stronger today than when the president of the united states took office. >> reporter: tonight as the president returned from a week-long visit to asia, the white house reacted and expressed confidence in geithner. and, brian, all of this conflict comes just as congress is debating this week, making big changes to financial regulation, intended to prevent the kind of industry collapse we saw last year. brian? >> kelly o'donnell on the hill tonight starting us off. kelly, thanks. >>> now to the other prong of anger over this economy. to the west coast we go, where in los angeles today thousands of students protested plans for a huge increase in the cost of an education in the university of california system. our own george lewis is on the campus of ucla tonight. joe george, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. it's been a day of noisy but general
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